Meet Alhanislam

Alhanislam is a highly acclaimed performance poet who uses the power of spoken word to ignite change, inspire social consciousness, and advocate for equality and justice. She is recognized as the new voice of young emerging Africans. Born on December 25th, 1996, in Kaduna State, Nigeria, she hails from Borno State, Maryam holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology (BSc) from Radford University College in Accra, Ghana. With her captivating performances and soul-stirring poetry, she has touched the hearts of audiences worldwide. She combines her artistic talents with her passion for technology and digital communications.
As the campaign coordinator for in Nigeria, Alhanislam effectively intertwines advocacy and poetry, utilizing her platform to champion various causes and mobilize communities. She firmly aligns her brand with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and actively promotes their principles and objectivesthrough her artistic endeavors.
One significant example of her advocacy work is her collaboration with UN Peacekeeping, where a poetry campaign for peace was launched. Drawing inspiration from her experience in her home town Borno State, an insurgency-stricken region, Alhanislam emphasizes the importance of promoting peace inconflict-ridden areas. Through her thought-provoking poetry, she raises awareness and encourages dialogue on vital peacebuilding initiatives.


Growing Community

High-level Events

She has worked with multinationals, government, and international NGOs, spoken and performed spoken word poetry using it as an intervention at various high-level events including:

    NEXT Level U.S.A
    The Ake Arts and Book Festival
    Global Citizen Live 2021
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) conferences.
    The African Governance Architecture Conference and the African Union 8th High Level Dialogue Conference 2019 which took place in Kampala, Uganda

An Author

Maryam's spoken word Album 'Layers' is a 13-track tribute to the Northern Nigerian girl child, a timely poetic exposé on the societal stereotypes they face, while also exploring themes of healing and nationhood.
Maryam is a published author of two critically acclaimed works; ‘Many a Rhyme and Reason’ and ‘In The Heart of Silence.’ Her writing style is characterized by its emotional depth, musicality, and unwavering commitment to social justice. AlhanIslam's poems explore the complexities of the human experience, illuminating the struggles and triumphs of the marginalized and the underrepresented. 
With a growing body of work and numerous accolades to her name, AlhanIslam is quickly becoming a leading voice in the world of poetry. Through her writing and live performances, Alhan continues to inspire and challenge readers to see the world in new and meaningful ways.

A Poet

Maryam is a renowned poet and a performing spoken words artiste, with a unique style that blends the power of words with the raw energy of performance, Alhanislam has captivated audiences across the globe. Her work is characterized by its emotional depth, rhythmic prowess, and unwavering commitment to social justice.
AlhanIslam's words are a beacon of hope and inspiration to many, providing a powerful voice for marginalized communities and illuminating issues on social change and justice. With a growing fanbase and numerous accolades to her name, AlhanIslam is a true exponent of the spoken word and a leading light in the world of poetry.


A Teacher 

Alhanislam is a dynamic and engaging instructor on Sapphital Learning Platform, where she runs courses on spoken word poetry and poetry for kids. With a passion for language and a deep commitment to education, Alhan brings her expertise and creativity to the class, helping students of all ages to develop their writing and performance skills. Her courses are known for an engaging and interactive approach, combining lessons on the technical aspects of poetry with exercises designed to tap into learners' creativity and individuality. Alhan's learners leave their courses with a newfound appreciation for the power of words, and a wealth of new tools to help them express themselves in fresh and exciting ways.